In Turin last year, Ochamn brought Poland back to the Eurovision grand final for the first time since 2017. That seems to have sparked a passion for the contest once again in the country, as national broadcaster TVP has received “massive interest” in their national final for Eurovision 2023. As a result, the deadline for submissions has been extended by an extra month.
Since Ochman’s entry “River” was chosen through a national final in 2022, TVP has decided to once again organise Tu bije Serce Europy – Wybieramy hit na Eurowizję (The heart of Europe beats here – We choose a hit for Eurovision). The Polish audience will again have a say in who represents them at Eurovision.
Originally, the submission period for acts who wish to participate in the national final was to end this Sunday 15 January. The list of ten finalists was then supposed to be released on 25 January.
However, due to “massive interest”, the deadline for willing artists has been extended all the way until 10 February. TVP also mention that this is for “meeting the expectations of young artists”. The names of the finalists are now due to be announced by 15 February – TVP will have to be quick in making decisions.
Tu bije Serce Europy 2023: Rumoured acts
According to eurowizija.org, there are a number of acts who have teased their willingness to take part at the Polish Eurovision selection this year.
The list of artists includes singer Blanka Stajkow. She competed in Poland’s Next Top Model, where the judges told her she was “too sexy” for working as a model. Since then, she’ released a few songs and wants to establish herself even more as a singer.
Kuba Szmajkowski, who competed in the Polish selection last year with “Lovesick”, has also allegedly applied again for the 2023 selection.
Other acts who are rumoured to have submitted a song include MaRina, who mixes contemporary beats with pop, rock band Felivers, and newcomer Juli Chan, whose song “Joe Le Taxi” was a huge radio hit in France.
Iwona Węgrowska has already competed three times in Poland’s various Eurovision selections. But she is also said to be interested in coming back again.
Last year, fan favourite Daria made it to the superfinal of the national final, where she placed second. Missing out on Eurovision didn’t slow her down, though, and she soon earned another hit in Poland, releasing the song “Never Ending Story” together with German electro producers Kush Kush. It is rumoured Daria will once again try to represent Poland at Eurovision. However, nothing has been confirmed.
National final details
Poland’s selection for Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool is scheduled for 26 February.
In the final of the show, the TV viewers will decide who will represent Poland in the UK this May together with a jury. If there’s a tie, the jury will have the deciding vote.
It has not been decided yet who will host the show. But we do know it will take part in the capital Warsaw.
Who do you want to see at Eurovision 2023 for Poland? Is it the time for last year’s runner up Daria? Let us know in the comments below.